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Mexican soldiers in place at border crossings

YUMA - Members of the Mexican army are in place at border crossings until new customs officers begin inspecting traffic passing through the port of entry. The Mexican customs administrator at San Luis Rio Colorado said soldiers will be providing security for both pedestrian and vehicle lanes heading into Mexico.

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7 Ariz. postal stations avoid consolidation

The U.S. Postal Service's Arizona District announced Aug. 19 that no changes will be made at seven of the eight Arizona postal facilities it has been studying for possible consolidation. Still under consideration is Tucson's Midtown Station but district officials say a final decision won't be made until Oct. 1 at the earliest.

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Desert domes in Casa Grande remain empty shells

CASA GRANDE - A little over 27 years ago, ground was broken for an electronics assembly plant on Thornton Road near Interstate 8, at a site now referred as "the Domes." About 75 people attended the event that included a preview of a Thermoshell dome, champagne and a buffet lunch. A total of four dome-like structures were built. One of them looks like a classic flying saucer.

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Obama’s western vacation turns to business in Phoenix

President Barack Obama is hardly the consummate Western outdoorsman. The Marlboro Man he's not. He's spent his adult life in big cities - New York, Chicago and, now, Washington. Basketball, golf, and bodysurfing are how this jock rolls. Indoor daily gym workouts of cardio exercise and weight training are the norm. Hunting, climbing, rafting - not so much.

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